Mobile Laser Scanning Applied to the Earth Sciences
Article first published online: 3 SEP 2013
This paper is not subject to U.S. copyright. Published in 2013 by the American Geophysical Union.
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 36, pages 313–315, 3 September 2013
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Lidar (light detection and ranging), a method by which the precise time of flight of emitted pulses of laser energy is measured and converted to distance for reflective targets, has helped scientists make topographic maps of Earth's surface at scales as fine as centimeters. These maps have allowed the discovery and analysis of myriad otherwise unstudied features, such as fault scarps, river channels, and even ancient ruins [Glennie et al., 2013b].